Best Fitness in Phoenix

Looking for the best fitness in Phoenix? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Phoenix. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Practice Yoga atop Piestewa Peak

    If you are an avid hiker and also love practicing yoga, then Piestewa Peak has a hidden gem awaiting you! There is a little-known helipad located just off the primary trail to Piestewa Peak's Summit (see photos above for more detailed information)...

    1.8 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike Mojave Trail #200

    The entrance for the Piestewa Peak area is located at 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive. The Mojave Picnic Area & Trailhead is the first parking area on the right. This is a very popular trail when the outside temps drop a bit so get there early for su...

    1.2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Mojave Connector Trail #202

    The best starting point to access this hike is parking at the Mojave Picnic Area and heading up the Mojave Trail #200. At .4 miles, you will hit the junction and stating point for the Mojave Connector Trail. Head left at the saddle and begin a rap...

    1.1 miles 165 ft gain

  • Hike North Mountain Trail

    Beginning from the start of the trail on 7th Street, this short hike can be a good quick workout that offers great views of the greater Phoenix area.  Be aware that this hike is a fairly steep climb 600 feet to the top.  Once you reach the summit ...

    1.4 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike Quartz Ridge

    Quartz Ridge in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (also known as Trail 8A) is a great escape getaway trail that can be done as a single track or combined with many intersecting trails. It is a very popular trail for hikers, trail runners, pet walkers,...

    1.8 miles 415 ft gain

  • Hike The Shaw Butte Trail

    The Shaw Butte Trail is a short loop hike that leads you to the top of Shaw Butte in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.  Beginning from the trailhead on Central Avenue, The first section of trail follows a steady uphill service road to the top.  Near...

    3.8 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike Echo Canyon on Camelback Mountain

    If you live near or around Phoenix, you know that Camelback Mountain is pretty hard to miss. Due to the mountain's height, this hike isn't exactly what you would call easy. There are two sides of the mountain you can hike, Echo Canyon and Cholla T...

    2.4 miles 1280 ft gain

  • Hike the West Park Loop Trail in Papago Park

    This trail begins from the parking lot on the west side of Galvin Parkway. To the east of the parking lot is a single track, dirt trail that heads north towards the big buttes. It continues counterclockwise around the big butte and heads south aro...

    4 miles

  • Hike to the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park

    Papago Park is located right next to the Phoenix Zoo. The park is known for its rock formations and short hiking / running trails.The main attraction, the Hole in the Rock, at the top of the short trail, is a great place to take pictures as it is ...

    0.2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Run at Thunderbird Park

    This is a great spot to go for a quick run or a short hike if you're in North Phoenix.  Thunderbird park is easily accessible with free entry and a number of picnic areas.There are 3 main hills with a variety of trail options to hike up/around eac...

    2 miles 475 ft gain

  • Hike Marcos de Niza Ridgeline / National Loop

    This is somewhat of a hidden gem in South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the United States, even though it's right there for all to see. The best way to take advantage of this trail is to attack the ridgeline with an intense hiking p...

    2.8 miles 640 ft gain

  • Hike the Gateway Loop

    The Gateway Trailhead is one access point into the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale and is my favorite “Gateway” into the treasure trove of great trails and vistas in the McDowell Mountains. The Gateway Trailhead provides great accessibi...

    4.5 miles 650 ft gain